Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Electrohydrodynamic-Jet Deposition of Pt-Based Fuel Cell Catalysts

[+] Author Affiliations
Adam S. Hollinger

Penn State Erie, Behrend College, Erie, PA

Paul J. A. Kenis

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Paper No. FUELCELL2016-59454, pp. V001T05A003; 5 pages
  • ASME 2016 14th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology collocated with the ASME 2016 Power Conference and the ASME 2016 10th International Conference on Energy Sustainability
  • ASME 2016 14th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, June 26–30, 2016
  • Conference Sponsors: Advanced Energy Systems Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5024-4
  • Copyright © 2016 by ASME


Fuel cell electrodes are traditionally fabricated by hand-painting or spraying a catalyst ink onto a gas diffusion electrode or membrane. However, electrodes prepared via these techniques do not always have a uniform distribution of catalyst. Recently, electrohydrodynamic-jet (e-jet) printing has been developed as a method to deposit a variety of chemical and biological materials with excellent precision for various applications in electronics, biotechnology, and microelectro-mechanical systems. Here we demonstrate e-jet deposition of Pt-based fuel cell catalysts as a technique for achieving uniform catalyst distribution on microelectrodes. E-jet deposition is studied as a function of applied potential, and at 450 V, printed catalyst lines are very uniform at ∼10 μm in width. For electrode areas less than 1 mm2, deposition times are on the order of a few hours, which compares well with traditional hand-painting deposition times. Uniform catalyst distribution is important to reducing catalyst loading, and the deposition technique presented here shows significant possibility to produce electrodes with high uniformity.

Copyright © 2016 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In